Federal officials along the border have scrambled in the last few months to house and care for tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the border into the United States.
With many of those children remaining in Texas, public school administrators face the challenge of providing an education for them when schools open later this month. Though the first day of classes is only weeks away, education officials say Texas school districts have not been told how many youths they will need to enroll, complicating efforts to prepare for their arrival.
“I think the message from the point of view of the school districts is that they know how to do this. They can serve these kids,” David Anderson, a lawyer with the Texas Education Agency..